Embroidery

  • Goldwork: Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration

    Inside there is expert guidance on a huge range of techniques and materials, nine stunning projects and numerous examples of the author's own work, providing both instruction and inspiration for embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities.

    Over 23 techniques and every technique is clearly explained through a combination of easy-to-follow instructions, photographs and clear diagrams.

    Projects include:

    • Flowers
    • Bugs
    • Fritillary
    • Butterfly
    • Cornucopia
    • Needle books
    • Hanging decorations and much more

    $39.99
  • Gorgeous Wool Applique

    Sewing with luxurious felted wool, discover the secrets to dimensional appliqué that will add depth and drama to your home decor.

    Take your embroidery skills to the next level with 8 colourful projects including penny rugs, pincushions and pillows. Easy-to-learn techniques such as thread-matching, needle-slanting and fabric-layering will help you achieve clean and sharp lines every time!

    This clear, visual guide includes full-size patterns with placement and embroidery guides.

    $52.99
    $44.99
  • Hand Embroidered Haven

    In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and appliqué your way to fun, funky home décor that will add style to your space.

    Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath.

    Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.

    $29.99
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  • Hand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork

    Hazel Blomkamp combines a range of patchwork techniques including embroidery, beadwork, lace making and tatting to create inspiring, hand-stitched designs.

    There are five projects to make exploring and combining your needlework skills. Everything has been created with fabric, a needle, threads, ribbons and beads. In some cases, even the ‘patches’ have been created with embroidery techniques.

    Be inspired to explore and combine your skills in new and exciting ways.

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    $39.99
  • Hand-Stitched Flower Garden

    Learn how to create beautiful and understated decorative stitching motifs. The designs feature surface and dimensional stitches and bead embroidery; with motifs inspired by nature ranging from roses, sunflowers, asters and daisies to little bumblebees, ladybugs and dragonflies.

    All 20 projects include step-by-step instructions and actual size templates. Learn how to make brooches, small bags and purses, cushion covers, picture frames and more. The variety of motif combinations will keep you stitching all year round.

    • 20 projects including step-by-step instructions and actual size templates
    • Features an easy course in stitch techniques for beginners
    • All patterns are carefully diagrammed and colour coded

    $34.99
  • Hand-Stitched Landscapes & Flowers

    Hand-stitched Landscapes and Flowers is a beautiful exploration of the potential of embroidery in depicting the natural world.

    Katrina Witten uses no more than six simple stitches for each embroidery, plus delicate embellishments and an array of techniques and fabrics to portray pastoral scenes of fields, flowers and creatures with eye-catching three-dimensional effects. There are ten detailed projects to try, depicting, among others, a hedgerow, a bluebell-emblazoned woodland, sunflowers, a poppy field and a summer scene of buddleia, butterflies and bees.

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    $47.99
  • Handmade Embroidered Purses

    Create splendid one-of-a-kind bags using easy-to-make fabrics, free-machine embroidery, quilting and other simple techniques and embellishments.

    Step-by-step captioned, colour photos show how to assemble six beautiful designs with 18 imaginative variations:

    • Indian purse quilted on iron-on triangles, circles and diamonds in dazzling colours
    • Tucked clutch straight-line quilted with beading
    • Round-top bag with free-machine daisy appliqué

    $24.99
    $11.99
  • Heirlooms of Tomorrow in Wool Embroidery

    From tracing and transferring designs, to the needles required for stitching, to the threads that "draw" out your pattern, this richly illustrated guide contains hundreds of easy-to-follow hints and techniques.

    Detailed drawings cover every stitch in the book – bullion, buttonhole, chain, whipped chain, colonial knot, lazy daisy, ladder, pistil, and coral, feather, and fly stitches. There's even an entire section on embroidering flowers: wool roses, camellias, lemon gum blossoms, lavender, buttonhole, and flannel flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Try out your new skills on 13 wonderful wool projects, all elaborately explained and illustrated. A cozy, comfy baby's blanket shows Mrs. Mouse taking her little one out for a walk; daisies, forget-me-nots, and many other flowers bloom everywhere. Stitch bears onto coat hangers, and wildflowers onto a baby basket. A complete christening set is the ultimate heirloom: it includes an embroidered bow to go around a candle, towels, coat hanger and more!

    $14.99
    $12.00
  • Hoop Art

    This book contains a stunning collection of contemporary embroidery motifs with bold colour palettes for you to stitch away at for hours on end. The 50 motifs include abstract and geometric patterns, botanical motifs, hand-lettered designs and much more, and will inspire you to get stitching in fresh and imaginative ways.

    Beginners will learn to master the 10 basic stitches and skills needed to create the motifs inside, all clearly explained in an attractive, approachable way; then, whether you're new to embroidery or the more experienced stitcher, your hand stitching skills can flourish by stitching the motifs onto 20 beautiful and practical projects inside, all featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, lovely photography and helpful templates.

    $32.99
  • How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs

    How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs is a visual showcase of 100 different motifs, organized in sections by design category, including: floral/botanical, abstract, geometric and symbolic. Presented with easy-to-follow photography and stitch diagrams, this book will introduce new beaders to the world of bead embroidery, while also being a great reference for experts. Features include:

    • An introductory section on materials and techniques
    • Information about different stitches used in the motifs to secure beads to fabric
    • Material lists provide the type, colour and number of beads needed for each project
    • Step-by-step directions and diagrams

    Whether you're new to beading or a beading expert, this book is packed with inspiration and technical instruction for every bead enthusiast.

    $34.99
  • Imperial Blooms

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Imperial Blooms came from the Suzani textiles of central Asia that were traditionally worn by brides as part of their dowry. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 9 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 104 cm (41 inches) square.

    About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.

    $39.99
  • In Full Bloom

    Enjoy a sense of being immersed in the joy that comes from a beautiful garden full of flowers and the movement and song of many birds in Sue Spargo's In Full Bloom. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 11 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 112 x 91 cm (44 x 36 inches).

    About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.

    $41.99
  • Inspirations #100

    Inspirations magazine celebrates its 100th issue with fabulous new projects created by some of its readers’ all-time favourite designers, featuring some all-time favourite techniques. The feature projects include:

    • Mistletoe Bell by Julie Kniedl – an elegant three-dimensional mistletoe decoration for Christmas
    • Monet, Hugo et les Poissons d’Or by Jenny McWhinney- a new adventure for Monet Mouse in this charming stitched storybook
    • Redouté's Tulips by Trish Burr – magnificent thread-painted tulips based on a botanical watercolour
    • Life Cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly by Jane Nicholas – a beautiful stumpwork study depicting the fascinating life cycle of a butterfly
    • Blue Ribbon by Carolyn Pearce – a gorgeous blanket adorned with enchanting blossoms and an elegant bow
    • Clive the Chameleon by Hazel Blomkamp – a fabulous chameleon with opulent beaded camouflage
    • White Rose by Jenny Adin-Christie – an exquisite rose button brooch using timeless whitework techniques
    • Pomegranate & Rose by Anna Scott – a superb silk and goldwork design of flowing stems laden with fruit and flowers

    $16.95
  • Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam

    Choose from over 500 crazy-quilt seam treatments, each with a detailed photo and guide for the basic stitches included. Learn 61 basic embroidery stitches, including silk ribbon and beaded stitches, through step-by-step photos, plus get crazy-quilt block piecing instructions and helpful information on tools and supplies. Then put it all together in a gorgeous, intricate sampler.

    • This book will inspire you to stitch daily
    • Create a beautiful sampler, with a different treatment for each individual seam
    • Intricate and creative embroidery, silk ribbon and beaded stitches

    $49.99
    $39.99
  • Joyful Stitching

    Dive into Laura’s delightful world of embroidery and learn how to create small, free-form embroidery pieces that are alive with colour and texture.

    With instructions for 21 basic embroidery stitches and 6 projects, all in Laura’s signature colourful, whimsical style, you’ll transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful, design-packed art piece. Stitch on wool, felt or silk, and enjoy the simple pleasure of slow stitching.

    • Begin with simple shapes and fill them with improvisational stitchery
    • Change up the provided designs, swapping out colours and trying new stitch combinations, to create your own unique work
    • Includes a gallery of display ideas, as well as additional ideas for using free-form stitching

    $36.99
    $32.99
  • Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide

    Globally recognised needlework expert Judith Baker Montano shares 180 stitches and 70 combinations in this improved and updated second edition featuring the best from Elegant Stitches and Floral Stitches.

    Featuring even more traditional embroidery stitches, silk ribbon stitches and crazy quilting combinations, this beautiful handbook has an updated section of free-form inspiration for improvisational work.

    With full-colour illustrations and advice for lefties, this essential reference goes far beyond the basics!

    $49.99
    $39.99
  • Just Stitch

    Stitch 12 exquisite embroidery projects with original fauna and flora designs in a variety of threads and colours to create a 3D effect.

    The book is filled with novel concepts in mixed-media embroidery and offers many interpretations and techniques, with striking examples of textured finishes. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful, commissioned photographs, it offers 12 colour themes to help embroiderers understand and play colour, along with inspiring projects to encourage them to produce their own creative work. Also included are an extensive stitch glossary and templates for the designs.

    Previously published as Embroidered Flora & Fauna.

    $38.99